- Philanthropist Steven Gordon, chairman of Domino Realty Management, has made a donation to establish the Gordon Ziman Center Real Estate Economist and Policy Analyst Fund
- The $500,000 gift supports a UCLA real estate economist and policy analyst responsible for the development, production and dissemination of a real estate forecast and professional policy briefs
- The gift is being made in conjunction with the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and Richard Ziman
As chairman of Domino Realty Management, Steven Gordon and his team built one of California’s leading real estate firms, acquiring, owning and managing commercial and residential properties across the state. Not content solely with professional achievements, Gordon also focuses much of his attention on philanthropic endeavors, enabling him to use his professional successes to the benefit of others in a variety of crucial areas.
Now, Gordon, with his wife Laurie, has pledged $500,000 to the UCLA Foundation to establish the Gordon Ziman Center Real Estate Economist and Policy Analyst Fund. The gift to UCLA Anderson’s Ziman Center for Real Estate supports a real estate economist and policy analyst responsible for the development, production and dissemination of a real estate forecast and professional policy briefs. Gordon’s prior UCLA Anderson-related donations include a $1 million gift to establish the Steven C. Gordon Real Estate Student Endowment in 2015 and a similar $1 million gift in 2009. His broader UCLA support includes a $25 million gift to fund the research of treatments and care for people with Parkinson’s disease.
“Steve Gordon’s dedication to supporting UCLA and UCLA Anderson evidences his interest in making the world and our community a better place,” says UCLA Anderson Dean Tony Bernardo. “His generosity furthers our mission of research, education and service, and his dedication to the Ziman Center as a board member provide valuable insights that further the center’s goals. We are very grateful to Steve and Laurie for their continued and generous support.”
Gordon’s philanthropic choices come down to a straightforward philosophy. “I like to support medical causes and educational causes that will be making a difference 50 years from today,” says. “The faculty’s got to be taken care of, and we want the very best students to come out of Anderson able to make contributions to society.”
As to why he has been so supportive of UCLA and UCLA Anderson in particular, Gordon says, “UCLA is one of the rare places on the planet that can actually change and improve things. I've never found any place else in the world that has the ability to do that. I feel very privileged to be associated with a place as extraordinary as UCLA. It makes my heart warm.”